LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – A large reward is being offered in the hunt for the killer of a 3-year boy during a road rage incident Saturday in Arkansas, reported Fox News.
Yesterday, LET reported the shooting incident that led to the death of the child:
A woman was at a stop sign at the intersection of Warren and Mablevale Cutoff in southwest Little Rock, according to police. She told officers that a black Impala pulled up behind her and the driver honked his horn. The woman had her three-year old grandson with her.
The driver of the Impala got out of his vehicle and fired one shot at the car, according to the initial report from LRPD.
The woman continued driving to JC Penney at Shackleford Crossing Shopping Center. She arrived about 6:25 p.m. Upon arrival she noticed her grandson was shot.
A $20,000 reward is being offered for the arrest and conviction of the killer.
Police in Little Rock are still searching for an older model black Chevrolet Impala; however, no description of the suspected shooter has been released.
The boy and his grandmother were on a shopping trip and stopped at a stop sign when another driver, apparently angry at the delay, stepped out of his car and opened fire. The boy was hit at least once, while the grandmother was uninjured.
$20,000 reward for the arrest & conviction of the individual(s) involved in this homicide. pic.twitter.com/o8p6W77Hi3
— Little Rock Police (@LRpolice) December 18, 2016
Police Lt. Steve McClanahan said investigators believe the boy and his grandmother “were completely innocent” and have no relationship with Saturday’s shooter. He said the grandmother simply was “driving the car and was taking her grandson shopping when the incident occurred.”
“We cannot have a community to where the least protected among us, being infants, who are dying (in) these senseless crimes in our city,” Police Chief Kenton Buckner said.
In November, a 2-year-old girl was killed when a suspect opened fire on another motorist. The crime has not yet been solved.
Chief Buckner didn’t know if the children’s shootings were related.